A dry, mild harvest that stayed with us until the end of April contributed to
the success of the 2005 red wine vintage in the Maipo Valley. The slow
incremental development of the fruit gave the Cabernet Sauvignon and
Merlot excellent balance between sugar content and phenolic maturity.
Tighter spacing and green harvesting resulted in lower yields, and this
gave us intense yet elegantly structured red wines.
Beginning with its lovely purple colour, this wine is the epitome of
elegance. Its rich multi-faceted aromas of black cherry, black berry,
violets, sage, anise and vanilla are balanced by ripe plum, blueberry pie,
mocha, and sage flavours. Medium-bodied, it has velvety tannins that are
well-integrated and contribute to the wine's harmonious impression on the
palate. Silky smooth with subtle hints of vanilla and spice in the finish, it
drinks well now but can be cellared for close to a decade.